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263290 "Joseph Sullivan" <joe@j...> 2017‑09‑10 Re: Curly Maple Tear Out & Table
Derek:

Unless you want to use the scientific name Acer Saccharum, the correct names for
hard maple are:  Hard Maple; or Sugar Maple.  I am under the impression that
Rock Maple took hold as an additional common name because it was a brand name
for a particular hard maple furniture manufacturer.

Have you ever tasted true maple syrup or maple sugar?  They are made from the
spring sap of that tree.

Joe.

Joseph Sullivan

 
 
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Subject: Re: [OldTools] Curly Maple Tear Out & Table


> Derek
> 
> Looks great - is that a local wood?
> 
> Ed Minch

Hi Ed

The timber I used in the kitchen is Hard Maple from the USA. The locals (in Oz)
call it Rock Maple. There is also a Queensland Maple, which is indigenous to Oz,
but it looks quite different. Below is an example of Qld Maple …

http://static.time4timber.com.au/wp-
content/uploads/2011/11/Queensland-Maple-Dining-Table-1-w800-h600.jpg

I am presently building a sofa table from Hard Maple. The build (mostly hand
tools) is documented at the end of this Index page:

http://www.inthewood
shop.com/Furniture/index.html

Regards from Perth

Derek


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